Today’s 44 was another compound move – I did a fast lunge to a knee up with a row.
After 44 on my right leg, I switched and did 44 more with my left leg.
I ran today – I’m hoping to get a bit more mileage this week (last week was down a little). Today was 1.5% incline – 9 miles in 66:24 + 0.5 miles to cool down.
So, the boys and I have been joking around about hashtags this weekend. I’m pretty slow on the social media front and just don’t understand the hundreds of hashtags that are everywhere!!!I have only used hashtags a few times because I feel like I’m an idiot when I use them – I don’t really even know what they are for or why I need them.Hunter will respond to a text from me with #totes just because he knows it makes me laugh. Jordan is like me – he doesn’t get the hashtag thing. Maybe we need to take a class?!What are your thoughts on hashtags? Do you use them/hate them/love them/get them?
Today’s 44 was one of those that worked multiple muscle groups – my favorite kind of moves!!!
I used 1 dumbbell (10 pounds) and started with it in my right hand –
Step back to right lunge with your leg extended and touch the dumbbell to the ground –
Stand with a knee lift and bicep curl –
And, after you finish 44 on the right side you have to switch sides and do 44 more!!
I enjoyed this move because it was pretty much a full body move and since I was working upper and lower at the same time, I really got my heart rate up.
Today was a fun workout day – Turbo Fire!!! I did Fire 55EZ which is not easy but a 55 minute workout that flies by!!!
I feel like sometimes I talk about stuff on here and then never really get back to it so today I thought I would share a few
1. I don’t set New Year’s resolutions but in January I did share a post with some things I wanted to do and try this year. So far I haven’t made a lot of progress but we did try something new to us the other night!! I made a Greek Barley Salad –
We had never tried barley – not sure why??? The entire family enjoyed this side dish!!!
2. I’ve been wearing a FitBit Force since the start of the year and I reviewed it after just a few days. I still pretty much just use it as a pedometer but that is working out well!! The first few weeks I didn’t really do anything different – just wore it to track and I realized that the only days I reached 10,000 steps were running days. Now, I try to get 10,000 steps in addition to whatever number I reach during my workout.
One way that I increase my steps is through the use of my Christmas gift – my standing desk!!
I love using this desk and when I read blogs I either pace around in between each one or I jog in place while I read!! Yesterday I hit 20,000 steps by the end of the day!!!
3. I mentioned that Hunter wants to run a half marathon this spring to celebrate turning 13 and we all know that I think running your age for your birthday is the best way to celebrate so we are going to do one together. We were going to run a large one in Kansas City in April but when it came time to start training and the weather looked like this –
Hunter wasn’t a fan of the training (and I’ve made it clear how much I hate running in the snow and cold!). For some reason Hunter didn’t want to log his miles here –
Weird but true!
So we picked a different race that I think will work better. We are going to do a race that is smaller the first weekend in June. He will start his official training in March and hopefully by then all of his runs can be outside.
4. Last week I shared a dilemma concerning our event venue and a couple who had sort of strung me along about turning in a contract and paying. Well, they did turn in the contract and full payment by the weekend so they are officially booked.
However, they are still causing me stress!!! They called early this week to set up another meeting at the venue. I let them set the day and time. Yesterday at 11:00 we were supposed to meet. I drove over in the sleet – waited for 20 minutes (past the time) – drove home in blowing snow – in other words I wasted an hour of my day and never saw them!
You know how sometimes you just don’t have a good feeling about a situation? That’s pretty much me with this whole deal!!!
5. I have mentioned that this year I’m trying to increase my mileage and still be smart about it and this morning I looked to see how many miles I have for the year compared to this time last year. I have more than 2x the miles already compared to last year at this point!!! Actually, it is about 2.36 times more!!! (yes – I did the real math!!!)
Today I did another one of Allie’s moves from her Trifecta Arm video – she called this one “pick up the baby.” I called it HARD!!!!
Start in a plank with dumbbells (I used 10 pounds) – step right foot in, stand and lunge with a bicep curl – step right foot back to plank – repeat on left side = 1 rep.
44 of these and I nearly called my workout for the day done!!! (just kidding – sort of!)
I did Jillian Michaels Hard Body – Level 2. Umm….this was the first time I’ve done this part and it was a great workout! Lots of plyo moves with weights, some balance challenges and some core work – awesome!!!
I decided to get in a quick run – last week I had a great week of long and slow but every once in awhile I like to push my speed a little. I did 4 miles at 1.5% incline in 24:27 then 0.6 miles easy to cool down.
Today is deep clean day – baseboards, corners, under furniture – I can hardly wait!!! (well, that might be exaggerating a bit!!)
But, it’s for a good cause –
Some of my favorite people are coming later this week to spend Thanksgiving with us!!! And that is something I truly am excited about!!!
And then I can turn my super clean house into a Christmas wonderland!!! I’ve made myself hold off on decorating this year until after Thanksgiving and I feel like I’m missing out on trees and lights but it will be worth it soon!!!
I love having Christmas decorations all over the house!!! Christmas trees in every room and Santas galore – it is awesome!!!
Have you decorated for Christmas or do you wait until after Thanksgiving?
Today’s 43 was one of my favorite kind of moves – a combo!!! Upper & lower body at the same time!!!
I did a lunge with a row.
Today I decided to try and push myself a bit so I used a 15 pound dumbbell – not too bad until I reached about 30 – those last 13 or so were rough!!!
And I have to stay balanced so a did a 2nd set of 43 on my other side –
Can you tell that these are just posed pictures? The downside to getting up so early is that I’ve already done my move (and most of my workout) before anyone is around to take my pictures or video!! Oh, well – it still works out!!
Today I decided to go with some Turbo Jam fun for the rest of my workout. I started with Lower Body Jam which is 30 minutes geared to legs & butt with just a little upper body thrown in for good measure. Then I did 3T (Totally Tubular Turbo) – 35 minutes of strength work using resistance bands. Both of these workouts were fun because Chalean makes all of her DVDs high energy!!!
At different times of the year, a new calendar is always exciting for me. I love to get my calendar ready for the start of each year – I always put in all of the things that are a given (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, school dates, Chris’ work stuff…..) and then I’m ready to go!
August is another big time to add/change calendars – the start of school brings lots of new activities and events that can be added to the existing calendar.
Lately, I feel like we have so many sources that have to be checked in order to keep the calendar current that we are going to start leaving things out. For band, we have to check the website every weekend to make sure there haven’t been any changes.
Hunter brings home a weekly note from cross country with details about the upcoming meet(s). We get emails about cello lessons/events. Teacher’s tell the boys things about upcoming happenings for different classes. Phone calls often mean an addition to the calendar. So many sources to keep up with!There are usually appointments of different types to make sure we remember. Social events come up and need to be added immediately so that they aren’t left off by mistake!!
Lately I feel lost without my calendar!!! Last night we were at a friends house for small group and several dates came up – I felt a slight bit of panic because I didn’t have my calendar with me to make sure that nothing was being double booked and that I didn’t forget anything!!!A glimpse at last week (notice the empty day? Labor Day!!!) in my book – I’ve found that my date book works far better than the true “master calendar” on the kitchen wall!!!
Now that the boys are older and have more activities I told them we probably need to all coordinate our calendars every weekend so we can make sure everyone knows what is going on and we don’t forget anything or anyone!!!
Anyone else ever feel like your life is “controlled” by the calendar?
Do you feel a slight panic if you are out somewhere without your calendar and have new dates/events to add?
I’m pretty sure that I need to put beach time on the calendar this week!!! If it’s on the master plan it should happen, right?!